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I'm looking for books that use Optima as a text typeface. Earliest publication date wins the thread. Anyone?
This probably isn't the oldest example, but it's the oldest example in my library: James Carroll, Wonder and Worship, copyright 1970 by Newman Press, Paramus, NJ, designed by Emil Antonucci.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Also 1970.
Here is a spread I just uploaded. It's from a camera/photography book published in 1988.
Zapf's book About Alphabets is in Optima, published in 1970, original Typophiles edition in 1960. http://Here's an edition for sale. And here's a scan of a page.
I'm guessing http://the original German version is also in Optima. It seems the design was completed in 1958, so the German edition may be the first full book.
This book in my library:
Thanks, I appreciate the pics and citations. All useful info!